The Kennedy Center’s 12th annual Page-to-Stage event was an all you-can-eat buffet last Monday. Not to worry if the flavors and tastes run together. Everyone won in this Labor Day Weekend event which ran the weekend before the DC theatre season cranks up in earnest. Small companies may boast they’ve landed the big venue gig; […]
For many young men in our favorite dramas, self-discovery means finding a way out from under the shadow of the father. But when strong, silent Dad shifts from the shadows to center stage, we get to climb the branches of the family tree that are less frequently grasped.
On Monday, June 20, 2011, 17 African-American theatre companies across the country will take part in the first annual celebration of African-American Theatre by producing benefit staged readings of Alice Childress’ Obie Award winning Trouble in Mind.
A rather decent rendition of Blues for an Alabama Sky is happening over at Atlas. The scene changes take too much time and distract from the quietly unfolding drama, but otherwise, the writing is well served and the actors have a field day with the material.
The long awaited world premiere musical Mirandy and Brother Wind at Adventure Theatre is a gem of a show with an excellent cast, exciting new music and a piercingly creative story. Patricia C. McKissack’s original tale of a spunky young girl who tries to capture the wind as her dance partner to win a special […]
What a difference a decade makes! Let alone two or three. The attraction slowly growing in The Old Settler – between a fresh-faced young man of 29 and a downcast spinster of 55 – pushes a few love taboos,
What starts out as an ugly case of insomnia caused by Lewis’s personal and marital stress, professional challenges, and cross-road decisions gets even tougher when spirits of four generations of his ancestry come a’calling for reckoning and reflection. And you thought you had a rough night.
African Continuum Theatre today announced that it has named JoAnn Williams as the company’s new Executive Director. Williams, a veteran Washington-area theatrical innovator, had been serving as Interim Executive Director of the Dance Institute of Washington.
Intimate Apparel Written by Lynn Nottage Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson Produced by African Continuum Theatre Company Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson Set in New York City in 1905, Intimate Apparel showcases the power of the written word from an African American cultural perspective. Specifically, the impact of letters and letter-writing in an age […]
Produced by the African Continuum Theatre in association with Ford’s Theatre Reviewed by Rosalind Lacy Frederick Strother as Becker (Photo: T. Charles Erickson) Jennifer L. Nelson, who is stepping aside as artistic director of the African Continuum Theatre Company to dedicate herself to directing, elicits spell-binding performances for this double first: Jitney was the first of August […]
Produced by – African Continuum Theater By: Debbie Minter Jackson The breakup of a marriage is always hard to watch. The nastier the better only works to sell tabloids sporting celebrities shot in unflattering, compromised positions accompanied by exposes and come-uppance storylines. There is no vicarious thrill while catching the death rattle of the sad […]